Herman Cain Pokemon – Herman Cain wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was, but his quest to catch ’em all ended on Saturday.
The businessman and GOP presidential candidate stepped aside from the race on Saturday, bowing to falling polling numbers and growing sex scandal-related controversy. It was a sad moment for the conservatives who backed him, but a happy one for many video game and anime fans, as during his announcement, he finally admitted that he had been quoting Pokemon during various other speeches.
“I believe these words came from the Pokemon movie. I’m not sure who the original author is, so don’t go write an article about the poet, but it says a lot about where I am– where I am with my wife and my family, and where we are as a nation,” Cain said. “Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It’s never easy when there’s so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference. There’s a mission just for you and me.”
The movie, to be exact, was “Pokemon 2000,” and the song “The Power of One” by Donna Summer, not a “poet” as he had previously stated. But there are plenty of other Pokemon show and film lines he could have used, and as a service to both the Nintendo-based franchise and his speech writers for potential future campaigns, we’ve come up with a list of other great phrases he should keep in his political Pokedex.
“There’s no sense in going out of your way just to get somebody to like you.” – Ash Ketchum
“We have a proud tradition of failure to uphold” – James, Team Rocket
“When you have lemons, you make lemonade; and when you have rice, you make rice balls” – Brock
“I guess you’ll learn that playing with the big boys can be a shocking experience.” – Lt. Surge
“Listen to me kid, when you get involved with the opposite sex you’re only asking for trouble” – Jesse, Team Rocket
“As a child, I played a lot of video games and was known as Flying Fingers Sammy.” – Professor Oak
“Pika Pika!” – Pikachu
Until then, Cain, blasting off again!